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Center for Community Partnerships

Advisory Board

Shane Monson
Interim Superintendent, Morris Area Schools 
smonson@morris.k12.mn.us 
Fun Fact:  I own a Harley Davidson that I enjoy riding.
 
 
 
 

 

Blaine Hill
City Manager
www.ci.morris.mn.us
Fun fact:  I do CrossFit

 

Kara Nell
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
https://academics.morris.umn.edu/chemistry-biochemistry/chemistry-faculty
Fun Fact: I love adventuring outside with my family - hiking, camping and swimming in the summertime.

 

Anne Dybsetter
Executive Director, Southwest Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
https://extension.umn.edu/regional-partnerships
Fun fact: My family (immediate and extended) includes 9 exchange students, who were hosted starting in 1998.
 

 

Kiel Harrel
Associate Professor of Education
https://academics.morris.umn.edu/education-division
Fun Fact: I'm a painter of miniature figurines

 

Robert Harris
Executive Director 
hiawathavalleyrcd@gmail.com
Fun Fact: I rode on the equestrian team in college and I'm an amateur dog trainer

 

 

Dawn Hegland
Executive Director
dawn.hegland@umvrdc.org
Fun Fact:  I live on a farm in Lac qui Parle County where we have turned our barn’s second story into a recreation center where we have hosted concerts, parties, and lots of informal gatherings. 

 

 

 

Jill Amundson
Innovation Strategist
jill39@icloud.com
Fun Fact:  I am an award-winning washcloth knitter.  In the early 2000s, I brought home a cash prize and a third-place ribbon from the Grant County fair, having entered a competition of three.

 

 

Kerry Michael, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
kmichael@morris.umn.edu
Fun Fact:  I am a huge space nerd.  I went to Space Camp as a kid, and then went back to work there as a Space Academy Counselor in college.

 

 

Denise Odello
Associate Professor of Music
odell059@morris.umn.edu
Fun Fact:  I don’t like lemon bars, but I love making them for other people!